Labyrinths have been used by many different cultures and religions for relaxation, meditation and prayer that can bring spiritual and emotional well-being to the lives of those who used them. A finger labyrinth is similar to a full sized labyrinth you would walk except it is on a much smaller and more portable scale. The user traces the path to the centre using their finger rather than with their feet. There are many different kinds of labyrinths differing in size and complexity.
Finger Labyrinths are known to help children relax, feel better when they are sad or scared, deal with situations when they feel ashamed or embarrassed and help them to concentrate.
How to do a Finger Labyrinth Meditation?
Take deep breaths to begin to relax and focus on the entrance to the labyrinth.
Place your pointer finger from your non-dominate hand on the entrance of the labyrinth. If you find this too awkward at first, use your dominate hand. However, over time, keep trying your non-dominate hand. This helps keep the mind focused on the meditation due to the challenge it presents.
Slowly trace the pattern of the labyrinth with your finger allowing your mind to clear from extra thought and focus solely on following the path of the labyrinth. "Walk" to the centre of the labyrinth and rest momentarily, taking deep breaths observing how you are feeling.
Retrace your path out of the labyrinth.
Sit back, breathe deeply and relax. Observe how you are feeling again